About Cal Poly and the College of Liberal Arts
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast, just north of Santa Barbara and just south of Big Sur. Cal Poly's admissions process is highly competitive. For the 2016 fall quarter, the university received over 48,000 undergraduate applications for roughly 4,000 places in the freshman class. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s world. The wider California State University system is the largest four-year public system of higher education in the United States and one of the greatest producers of bachelor degrees in the country.
Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts
Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts (CLA) infuses a liberal arts education with meaningful, hands-on learning opportunities through laboratories, project-based and service-learning activities, and internships. Additionally, CLA’s leadership in interdisciplinary endeavors and its entrepreneurial spirit gives students unique opportunities to push boundaries through multidisciplinary projects and teams. With its deep roots in creative thinking and innovative action, CLA gives all Cal Poly students the tools to thrive in a complex, multicultural world.